The 2023 TCAA Australian Open Tai Chi Championship, will be held on Saturday 15 April 2023 in New South Wales at the Sydney University Sport & Aquatic Centre, Darlington Road, DARLINGTON, NSW 2008.
Participation is OPEN TO ALL TAI CHI ENTHUSIASTS. Please register as early as possible, and tell all your Tai Chi friends to register to perform or to come and enjoy watching.
The closing date for registration is Wednesday 15th March 2023.
Download the 2023 Regulations and Registration Forms:
For TaoLu Individual, there will be separate male and female divisions, and age divisions.
For TaoLu Team, there will be only Bare Hands, and Apparatus divisions.
For Push Hands, there will be male and female divisions, and Weight division.
Please read the Regulations, register early, practise a lot until your TaoLu (and push hands if applicable) becomes smooth, easy, no tension, expansive, and effortless, yet full with internal power that can be felt even by an observer. And most of all, come and enjoy the fellowship.
Awards within a Taolu event will be Gold, Silver and Bronze. Push Hands will have Gold and Silver only. TaoLu events of a division with less than 3 participants will have medals awarded based on the level of scores gained.
NOTE: "Other" TaoLu denotes not one of the common five: Chen, Yang, Sun, Wu2, Wu3, but must still be "Tai Chi - like" with the internal "jing" characteristic to attract good scores.
TCAA TaoLu Competition Rules: TCAA follows the IWUF 1999 Rules as they are easier to implement, and yet provide a clear distinction of quality of TaoLu performance. TCAA does not consider it necessary to follow the IWUF 2005 Rules, especially as they require more resources. Click here to view the IWUF 1999 Rules.
Moving Step: Push hands is the "MOVING STEP" contest on rubber mats. The size of the arena is a circle of 4 meters diameter. Rules for safety will be tightly enforced as always, so we do not injure friends.
Non-TaiChi Participants: We are also opening the Tai Chi Push Hands to non-Tai Chi participants, but they must be from the Kungfu Arts, and MUST comply with the Push Hands Rules which are designed with safety as essential requirements.
In organising this Event, TCAA will be required to comply with NSW and Venue imposed Covid19 control procedures.
State governments can, at short notice, impose conditions that TCAA and competitors may not be able to meet. Accordingly, if TCAA has to cancel or defer the Competition date, or a registrant has to withdraw, the TCAA will accept the withdrawal and return any fees paid.
Information and results for previous competitions are contained on the Competition Archive page.